I'll say this for travel, limbo, and life in a new city where you don't really have a routine or friends to take up your time...it leaves a LOT of time for reading. And when you are walking around exploring? Audiobooks make you feel like you have company! If you are not already on the audiobook bandwagon and you want to read more books...I cannot emphasize enough how much listening to audiobooks has increased my consumption of all types of writing.
Not only did I go through a lot of titles, I read some REALLY good books. FOUR of the books I read this month were full FIVE STAR reads. People!! That is 25% of what I read! That is crazy. I mean, I am definitely choosing books I WANT to be reading but for that many to be fantastic? I had a really fabulous month of reading. A couple of the books were stinkers, so that was a bummer. But c'est la vie (literarie).
This month I read a few memoirs, Reese's Book Club Pick, the Audible freebie by book club favorite Jodi Picoult, a YA book, a really controversial op-ed style book that infuriated me, and some really fantastic pieces of fiction. Normally, I post in order by date read. This month I'm posting in order of ratings. So, from top to bottom, ranked by my star rating. If you'd like to see my full Goodreads Review, as always, click on the photo.
FIVE STAR READS
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Fiction, Female Authors, Audible
Choice: A Short Story by Jodi Picoult
Fiction, Female Authors, Feminism, Audible Freebie
Believing Me by Ingrid Clayton PhD
Nonfiction, Memoir, Female Authors
West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Historical Fiction, Female Authors, Audible
FOUR STAR READS
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, Netgalley
Such A Pretty Girl by T. Greenwood
Fiction, Female Authors, Netgalley
Uncultured by Daniella Mestanyek Young
Nonfiction, Memoir, Female Authors, Audible
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzales
Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, LatinX Authors
THREE STAR READS
Love Marriage by Monica Ali
Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, BIPOC Authors, Audible
On The Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, BIPOC Authors, Reese's Book Club, Audible
TWO STAR READS
The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow
YA Fiction, Female Authors, YA Mystery, NetGalley
ONE STAR READS
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier
Nonfiction, Sociology, Parenting
And that's a wrap for my September reads, friends. Without hesitation I recommend everything 3-star and above. I might recommend the 1 or 2 star ratings to certain readers, but with conditions or warnings. As always, if you want to talk books shoot me a note!